melting xenia?

Discussion in 'Coral Diseases' started by jakeh24, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    well it has been like this a couple of weeks so I know it has nothing to do with the recent adds
    my water perameters are fine
    only things I can think of is i treated my tank a lil while ago with red slime remover
    and the other thing i can think of is I went around the corner to fast and my magnetic glass cleaner flew off and slammed into the xenia it has been closed since then so I think that might be it
    thats about all I can think of
    I am a tad worried should i pull it out? cut off the top?
    I heard it can crash a tank so any help is appreciated.
    thanks.
     

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  3. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    Xenia will not crash your tank. I would give it a couple of days that isn't melting yet.
    was it open before it got hit?
     
  4. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    i would try a iodine dip.
     
  5. BaxterS80

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    This is just my practice, I never add any type of medication, etc...to our reef tank even if it says Reef Safe....I have Xenia out of control in one of our tanks, and if it gets bumped by fish, or anything for that matter it retracts for a minute or two and they come right back out...
     
  6. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    yes it was
    just the iodine from the petstore or what?
     
  7. PackLeader

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    Xenia is a strange coral. It will thrive in some tanks then immediately die in others for no apparent reason. Even with my tank. The pom pom's grow like crabgrass, but the blue xenia melts and dies immediately in my system.
    Just leave it. They can sometimes come back from nearly absolutely nothing. And no, they will not in any way shape or form crash your tank.
     
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  9. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    it has been closed like that for about 2 weeks
     
  10. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Xenia is a strange coral and one of the few that prefer a tad higher nitrate level then most other corals. It will not effect your water at all, as has already been said. I would leave it be, they might surprise you and pop back up. WHat are your water parameters?
     
  11. sostoudt

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    sorry nm dont dip it i was confusing what a dip did, it removes bacteria and infections.

    edit: unless you think it looks like its infected, there is one white spot on the side in the pic
     
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  12. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    what parameters did you check?